The Staten Island Dentist Blog
Tooth Decay in Staten Island?
- at May 27, 2011
- in Dental Crowns
At Staten Island Dental Care, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in both techniques and materials have made the ‘impossible’ not only possible, but affordable for everyone in Staten Island as well.
Dr. Frederick Hecht has been restoring teeth since 1976. Ongoing training is essential for staying on the cutting edge of the cosmetic dentistry industry.
Decay is the most common Staten Island dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.
Fillings, inlays, onlays and dental crowns are used to restore teeth for our Staten Island cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Staten Island patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.
Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your Staten Island cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a Staten Island dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.
When a Staten Island client has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking crown is the answer. At Staten Island Dental Care, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers – you will not see any “Chiclet” crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our Staten Island dental clients have crowns.
Staten Island Dental Care is located at 1520 Richmond Avenue in Staten Island. Dr. Frederick Hecht is currently accepting new patients. We offer sedation dentistry for patients fearful of dental work. Call (347) 695-4370 to schedule an aesthetic dental consultation.
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